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Digestive enzymes

What are Digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are proteins that speed up the breakdown (hydrolysis) of food molecules into their separate components (for example, sucrose is split into glucose and fructose). These reactions happen within the gastrointestinal tract (GI), and most of the digestive enzymes present naturally in our bodies are secreted by the pancreas into the small intestine via the pancreatic duct. Examples of digestive enzymes include amylase, gelatinase, lactase, lipase, maltase, peptidase, and protease.

Digestive enzyme products may be given orally at meal times to improve digestion in people who cannot digest food properly because their pancreas does not produce the required amounts of enzymes (can occur as a result of cystic fibrosis, surgery, inherited conditions and other reasons).

List of Digestive enzymes:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Creon (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
6.3
42 reviews
Lactaid
Generic name: lactase
4.4
22 reviews
Zenpep (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
7.6
9 reviews
Beano
Generic name: alpha-d-galactosidase
4.5
2 reviews
Pancreaze (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
9.0
1 review
Lactaid Ultra
Generic name: lactase
5.0
1 review
Hi-Vegi-Lip
Generic name: pancreatin
9.0
1 review
Viokase
Generic name: pancrelipase
No reviews
Viokace (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
No reviews
Ultresa (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
No reviews
SureLac
Generic name: lactase
1.0
No reviews
Sucraid (Pro)
Generic name: sacrosidase
No reviews
Pertzye (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
No reviews
Panocaps
Generic name: pancrelipase
No reviews
Pangestyme EC
Generic name: pancrelipase
No reviews
Pancreatin 4X
Generic name: pancreatin
No reviews
Pan-2400
Generic name: pancreatin
No reviews
Lactrase
Generic name: lactase
No reviews
Lac-Dose
Generic name: lactase
No reviews
Gas-X Prevention
Generic name: alpha-d-galactosidase
No reviews
Dairy Ease
Generic name: lactase
No reviews
Cholbam (Pro)
Generic name: cholic acid
No reviews
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Further information

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